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BOSTON -- Two more Massachusetts deaths have been linked to the H1N1 influenza-a, or swine flu, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Monday. Four other Massachusetts residents have died of the virus.
A 13-year-old Worcester County resident, who died last week, has been confirmed to have had H1N1. He had a number of underlying health conditions that put him at greater risk of complications from the flu, the DPH said.
The state is also awaiting test results a 64-year-old Worcester County resident who died this weekend, and also had a series of underlying health conditions..
LONDON (AP) - British health authorities say a family doctor has died after contracting swine flu.
The National Health Service said Monday that Dr. Michael Day died at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital 36 miles (57 kilometers) north of London over the weekend.
A 6-year-old girl also died in a London hospital on Thursday after contracting swine flu.
Authorities said 17 people have now died in Britain after getting the virus.
Last week, the World Health Organization reported nearly 95,000 cases of swine flu worldwide including 429 deaths. Britain is the hardest-hit nation in Europe amid the global swine flu epidemic.
MADRID - A glaring medical error claimed the life of a baby born prematurely to a woman who was the first person in Spain to die of swine flu, a hospital official said Monday.
The infant boy was delivered June 29 via Cesarean section as his 28-week-pregnant mother's condition worsened. The 20-year-old Moroccan woman died the next day, and doctors later said the baby did not have swine flu.
The child died Monday after a member of the nursing staff at the neonatal care unit of Gregorio Maranon Hospital in Madrid fed the baby using the wrong technique, the hospital's managing director Antonio Barba told a news conference.
The Public Health Ministry reported three more deaths related to the influenza A(H1N1) virus on Monday, bringing the toll to 21.
It also reported 329 new infections, nine of them in critical condition.
Thailand has reported a total of 3,883 swine flu infections so far.
The 19th victim is a 13-year-old boy, who died on July 5.
The 20th victim is a 46-year-old woman, who is a native of Sakhon Nakhon. She was sick last Sunday and was admitted to a hospital on Friday with high fever and cough. The patient, who also suffered from pneumonia, died two days later.
The latest victim is a 53-year-old woman living in Bangkok. She was sick on July 1, and died on the same day as the previous victim. Doctors found that she has got lung infections.
Orange County's second swine flu-related death was confirmed today local health officials: a 41-year-old woman.
SAN DIEGO—Health officials say two more people with underlying health problems have died of swine flu in San Diego County.
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said Monday the victims included a 57-year-old man who died on July 2 and a 64-year-old man who died a week later.
No other details were released. The latest deaths bring the county's death toll from the H1N1 virus to seven.
Thirty-two swine flu-related deaths have been reported in California as of last Thursday, according to the state.
An apparently healthy six-year-old London girl has died of swine flu within hours of being taken to hospital.
Chloe Buckley, from West Drayton, is the first child in Britain without underlying health problems to be killed by the virus.
A doctor in Dunstable in Bedfordshire — a hotspot for swine flu — has also died after contracting swine flu. Michael Day, 64, was taken to hospital on Saturday and died the same day. His patients are being contacted to screen them for the H1N1 virus. Chloe died at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington a day after her GP is reported to have wrongly diagnosed her illness as tonsillitis.
It is alleged that Chloe was taken to her GP with a sore throat on Wednesday but was sent home without being prescribed antiviral flu drug Tamiflu. Chloe's condition deteriorated overnight and her parents Michael, 40, and Jacinta, 37, took her to Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge on Thursday morning.
She was transferred for emergency treatment to St Mary's but died a few hours later. She was due to celebrate her seventh birthday on Friday. Sara Benn, headteacher of St Catherine's RC primary school where Chloe was a pupil, said today: “It is impossible to put into words the sorrow that the whole school feels in such tragic circumstances.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Officials say swine flu-related deaths in the country have risen to three after two more patients died.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque says today a total of three deaths and 2,668 cases have been recorded in the country since May. He says 95 percent of the patients have recovered.
A health department report says the two new fatalities include a 19-year-old male with history of asthma and a 74-year-old man with history of emphysema and frequent hospitalization
State Health Commissioner Judy Monroe, M.D. today reported a resident of Dearborn County has died from complications related to pandemic H1N1 influenza, the first death linked to this novel flu virus in Indiana.
The Indiana State Department of Health will not be releasing any other information about the individual for confidentiality reasons. State health officials are working closely with the Dearborn County Health Department to investigate the case and have already communicated with all close contacts and health care providers who might have been exposed to the case.